Snapchat and Instagram are already strong rivals. Photograph: iStock

Shares in the owner of Snapchat tumbled more than 7 per cent to their lowest in nearly four months after rival social media group Facebook said it was(...)

Mark Zuckerburg said the company was undertaking ‘major structural changes’. Photograph: Getty

Facebook has agreed to pay more than $5 billion (€4.48 billion) to settle its cases with US regulators over the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The(...)

Facebook is under investigation for allegedly sharing user data inappropriately with Cambridge Analytica

The US federal trade commission (FTC) approved a roughly $5 billion (€4.4 billion) settlement with Facebook Inc this week over its investigation into (...)

European  competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager in Brussels in July 2018. Photograph:  Getty Images

 “Force tech giants to share data rather than break them up (https://iti.ms/2ID4ElB)” stated the headline on a Reuters story this month, immediat(...)

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

After years of criticism, Facebook said on Tuesday that it would stop allowing advertisers in key categories to show their message only to people of a(...)

The HSE was the worst performing of six national health service websites surveyed by eprivacy firm Cookiebot.

Users of Health Service Executive web pages about sensitive topics such as HIV, crisis pregnancy and cancer mortality are having their data “continuo(...)

The US Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Facebook broke a consent order that it signed with the commission in 2011. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Facebook is in early talks with the US Federal Trade Commission over settling an investigation into privacy violations that could result in a record f(...)

Facebook beat forecasts with fourth-quarter results last week. Photograph: PA Wire

Facebook has said it will link its employee bonuses to criteria such as “making progress on the major social issues” the social network faces, marking(...)

 Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner,  said there are 16 ongoing investigations into technology companies.

Facebook faces seven separate data-protection investigations in the Republic as the data protection commissioner looks to take advantage of new rules (...)

There were reports that the app helped the social network identify potential targets for acquisition. Photograph: Reuters

Facebook is shutting down an app that paid $20 (€17.50) a month to people aged between 13 and 35 for allowing it to collect data on their iPhones. Th(...)

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